Post-Baccalaureate Program

Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate LogoThe University of Miami Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate program is specifically designed for those desiring a career change or non-science majors interested in pursuing a health professional career in medicine (MD or DO), dentistry, podiatry, optometry, or veterinary medicine.

Program Overview

The University of Miami offers a non-degree program for college graduates who seek admission to a health professional program such as medicine (allopathic or osteopathic), dentistry, podiatry, optometry, or veterinary medicine.

Students who choose the University of Miami received a well-rounded education that balances classroom studies with intensive practical experience - all under the tutelage of some of the nation's most outstanding faculty. The program is designed for students who did not complete the classes required for admission by most health professional schools in their undergraduate curriculum. Additionally, research and volunteer opportunities are available for those interested.

Our program is tailored for students with little or no science preparation, and the coursework takes approximately one to one and a half calendar years to complete. This program is not for students seeking pre-health science enhancement.

Certificate of completion will be awarded upon successful completion of all required program courses taken at the University of Miami (courses vary based on a student’s individual program needs). To qualify for the certificate, these classes must be completed with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Program Requirements

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  • Program Requirements

    • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
    • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or higher) from an accredited 4-year college or university.
    • A minimum of 3.5 GPA undergraduate or graduate is required
      • Official conferred transcript of completed degree program required
      • Only grades posted as of the date the application is submitted will be considered.
    • Have not taken two (2) or more of the required program courses-unless courses were taken more than five (5) years ago.

  • Application Information

     The 2024 application will open in early November.

    • PH Post-Bacc. Application 
    • Two (2) recommendation letters (may be emailed to
    • $75 Non-refundable Application Fee (online payment available)
    • Resume / Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
    • Official Transcripts* (electronic copies may be emailed to
    • Personal Statement Essay (please articulate what contributed to your decision to pursue a career in medicine)

     Application Fee Payment Options:

    Credit Card (a secure transaction link will be sent to you after submitting your application or you may click on the link below to make the payment). 

    Refund Policy: The $75 application fee for the Post-Baccalaureate Program is non-refundable.

    Privacy Notice: No information provided while registering for the program will be sold or made available to companies or organizations not affiliated with the University of Miami. For more information, click here.

  • Tuition & Fees

    The current tuition rate is $2,421 per credit hour.

    Tuition charges are assessed based on the number of credits and the number of courses the student is enrolled in. For a complete list of charges, please refer to the University of Miami Academic Bulletin

    Financial Assistance

    Financial assistance is not available for this program. Students who enroll in this program seek private funding in the form of educational loans. For more information, please visit the Office of Financial Aid webpage. 

  • Program Support & Services

    • Individual career advising
    • One-on-one academic advising
    • Composite committee letter and letter packet written by the program director
    • Assistance with the application process and letter submission to the centralized application service portal(s) 
    • Assistant with on-campus research and volunteer opportunities
    • On-campus tutoring services

  • Housing

    On-campus housing is not available for Non-degree or Graduate students. The Department of Housing and Residential Life does assist students with off-campus housing information and resources here.

Program Courses

  • General Biology (BIL 150)
  • General Biology Lab (BIL 151)
  • Evolution & Biodiversity (BIL 160)
  • Evolution & Biodiversity Lab (BIL 161)

  • Principles of Chemistry (CHM 121)
  • Chemistry I Lab (CHM 113)
  • Organic Chemistry I (CHM 221)
  • Chemistry Lab (CHM 114)
  • Organic Chemistry II (CHM 222)
  • Organic Chemistry I Lab (205)

  • Biochemistry (BMB 401)
  • Organic Chemistry II Lab (CHM 206)

  • College Physics I (PHY 101)
  • Physics I Lab (PHY 106)
  • College Physics II (PHY 102)
  • Physics II Lab (PHY 108)


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Program Contact

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Phone: 305-284-5176

Fax: 305-284-8278

1000 Memorial Drive

Ferre Building, 3rd Floor

Coral Gables, FL 33146